|Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator)
|Date Taken: 2006-08|
|Camera: Nikon CP 8800|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-09-11 3:08|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Rupicola rupicola, or Rock Cock or Cock-Of-The-Rock or in Spanish "gallo de serra". |
The Cock-of-the-rock, genus Rupicola, is a South American cotingid bird.
They are found in Tropical Rain Forests close to rocky areas, where they build their nests. Just like other cotingids they have a complex court behaviour, performing impressive lek displays.
The males are magnificent birds, not only because of their strong bright-orange or reddish colors, but also because of the very prominent fan shaped crests they have. They are wary animals and feed, basically, on fruits.
There are two different species of Cock-of-the-rocks, the Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana) and the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola), both species found only in the northern part of South America.
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Hello Radu, great deatails and amazing colors in this bird!
well done and TSF
The colors in the image are outstanding! Very beautiful. Details are clear and sharp.
- [2006-09-12 22:06]
I have seen one of these birds before, at the San Diego Zoo aviary. I could not believe my eyes, because of their brilliant colors, and the strange shape of their heads.
Anyway, this is a great capture. The flash really brings out the richness of the colors, and you got a good POV of this amazing bird with a good eye catchlight in the eye.
TFS. : )